" We have reached peak ‘mental health’

A few months ago I received a referral for a new patient with a history of depression who’d made a serious suicide attempt.

" Nuclear power still doesn’t make much sense

Whenever I write about the plummeting costs and growing capabilities of wind power, solar power and batteries, I’m usually met with a barrage

" How to argue well

School’s in session. Workers have been summoned back. Campuses are open for protests and counterprotests, invitations and disinvitations.

" Amazon really believed it could sell you a health care fantasy

What if you could get health care as quickly and easily as you order socks and cat litter? It sounds fanciful in a

" Please don’t make a Tolkien cinematic universe

In the months leading up to its premiere this Friday, Amazon Prime’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” has prompted

" Why your social life is not what it should be

One day Nicholas Epley was commuting by train to his office at the University of Chicago.

" A new Cold War could slow the advance of science

One of the many unfortunate consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the collateral damage to international scientific cooperation.

" Why we don’t have a carbon tax

Three-and-a-half years ago, an open letter that more than 3600 economists eventually signed declared that “climate change is a serious problem calling for

" Gen X is kind of, sort of, not really the boss

The top job in this country has gone from the baby boomer Barack Obama to the barely boomer Donald Trump to the throwback

" American literature loses out to consolidation

Penguin Random House, the largest English-language trade book publisher in the world, has made an offer to acquire Simon & Schuster, another large

" What is it about friendships that is so powerful?

If you had asked me a few years ago what we should focus on to expand economic opportunity in America, I would have

" Elite universities are out of touch. Blame the campus

Looking out the window of a plane flying over Boulder, Colorado, recently, I was reminded how much American universities stick out from their

" Can we resist the age of the algorithm?

I have few stronger opinions about movie characters than my view that Miranda Priestly, the demanding fashion magazine boss in “The Devil Wears

" Kamala Harris is stuck

Just months after being sworn in as president in 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave an unusual task to his vice president, Richard Nixon.

" There’s more than one way to ban a book

In the 1950s, Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” was banned in France, Britain and Argentina, but not in the United States, where its publisher, Walter

" How you feel about gender roles can tell us how you’ll vote

The phenomenon of the gender gap — the fact that women as a whole are more supportive of the Democratic Party than men

" Inflation has unmasked the depths of our affordability crisis

June’s just-released inflation data is startling. At 9.1 per cent, it’s the highest year-on-year rate we’ve seen since 1981.